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Buying Organisation National Physical Laboratory
Opportunity Type Private Sector
Opportunity Method Contract Opportunity
Notice Type Notice
Nature of Opportunity Works
Contract Description:

The NPL requirement is for a resin injection machine for use in characterisation of the composite manufacturing process by RTM. The injection machine will be used to carry out infusions with a closed-mould RTM tool at the laboratory scale, however there is potential for expansion of this research into other processes such as those with open-mould tools, therefore it is desirable that the instrument be compatible with different resins and tools for use in the response to future research challenges. The purpose is to continue our work in supporting UK industry through world-class science, and the injection machine will form part of our capacity to respond to the research needs of the composite materials industry as well as advancing our core in-house research. The machine must be compatible with NPL's existing laboratory-scale RTM tool. The resin inlet and outlet tubing to and from this tool is 10 mm in diameter.

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Response Deadline 07-12-20 00:00